The Song Walker

Author: Zillah Bethell
Publisher: Usbourne
ISBN: 9781474966856

About the book

A girl wakes up in the middle of the Australian desert wearing a black dress and one shoe with no idea of who she is or how she got there or why she is carrying a strange heavy case. Her life is saved when she meets Tarni, a First Country girl from the Alaywarre community. Tarni is on a mysterious quest of her own and together they set off on a trek through the everchanging Outback. Stories unfold and memories are awakened as these girls from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds develop a strong bond. Music is a strong theme throughout the book, not just because of what the case contains, but through the ancient song lines which Tarni uses to navigate their route.

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